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L.A. Unified School District

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  • Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math

    Data science class offers L.A. Unified students a new handle on math
    During first period at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, Monica Casillas asked her students to line up in order by height so she could organize a human representation of a "box-and-whisker" plot. As they filed into place — most boys...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare
    No experience required. This phrase would attract a young person who has never held down a job. It shouldn’t be the standard a school district considers when searching for a superintendent of schools. Yet that is exactly what occurred in...
  • Letter: Hill impressed at alumni meeting

    A big thank you to Burbank school board members Applebaum, Bunch, Kemp, Reynolds and Tabet, for making a terrific decision to hire Matt Hill as the new superintendent of schools. Hill will assume his new position on July 1. Facing opposition from what...
  • Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts

    Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts
    To the editor: Sandy Banks' article about the woes of the preschool program in the Los Angeles Unified School District never hits on the fundamental reason that the school district is unable to fund it. ("L.A. Unified targets the wrong place to cut:...
  • L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

    L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise
    The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to back a tentative labor agreement that would give teachers a 10% raise over two years — their first pay increase in eight years. The agreement would fund smaller classes and...
  • Vote, and win $25,000: It's a losing idea

    Vote, and win $25,000: It's a losing idea
    Frustrated by the appallingly low turnout in local elections, the nonprofit Southwest Voter Registration Education Project is planning a cash lottery — or voteria — to get voters to the polls for the Los Angeles Board of Education District 5...
  • Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district

    Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district
    A senior Los Angeles school district official who is closely associated with that system's recent successes and failures will be the next leader of the Burbank Unified School District. Matt Hill, 38, was selected Thursday night on a 4-0 vote by the...
  • Tentative settlement reached between teachers and L.A. Unified

    Tentative settlement reached between teachers and L.A. Unified
    The L.A. Unified School District and the teachers union reached a tentative contract settlement Friday night for a three-year deal that includes a 10% salary increase over two years. There also are terms affecting class sizes, the number of counselors...
  • Letter: Ferguson had their vote, why not Hill?

    The Burbank Unified Teachers Union under the direction of Lori Adams is vigorously opposing the school board’s extremely qualified choice for superintendent, Matt Hill. Their main reason: his lack of teaching experience. The level of hypocrisy...
  • SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads

    SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD's use of bonds for iPads
    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. In particular,...
  • Teachers sue to join union without paying for political activities

    Teachers sue to join union without paying for political activities
    An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop teachers unions in California from using member dues for political purposes unless individual instructors provide their permission. The effort, if successful, could weaken the influence of these...